Famous Deaths in July 1986

  • Jul 1 Roy Poole, actor (Winds of War), dies at 62
  • Jul 2 Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, dies at 68
  • Jul 3 Rudy Vallee, singer (Vagabond Dreams), dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Flor Peeters, Flemish organist and composer (Lied Symphony), dies at 83
  • Jul 4 Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (algebraic geometry), dies at 87
  • Jul 6 Jagjivan Ram, Indian independence activist and politician, dies at 78
  • Jul 8 Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • Jul 9 Karl-Heinz Beckurts, West german Siemens manager, murdered
  • Jul 9 Le Duan, Vietnamese politician, dies at 78
  • Jul 13 Joseph "Coke" Escovedo, Mexican-American percussionist (Santana, Malo, Azteca), dies from cirrhosis at 45
  • Jul 14 Raymond Loewy, US industrial designer, dies at 92
  • Jul 15 Benny Rubin, American actor and comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
  • Jul 15 Florence Halop, American actress (Night Court, St Elsewhere), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • Jul 15 Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (b. 1923)
  • Jul 18 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, 6th President of FIFA (1961-74) dies at 91
  • Jul 20 Helen Craig, American actress (Snake Pit, They Live by Night), dies at 74

  • Jul 21 Paulo Correia, Guinee-Bissaus colonel/putschist, executed
  • Jul 21 Virginia Hewitt, American actress (Carol-Space Patrol), dies of cancer at 60
  • Jul 21 Ernest Maas, American screenwriter (b. 1892)
  • Jul 23 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, Finnish composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 24 Fritz A Lipman, discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87
  • Jul 24 Laurie Nash, Australian cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies at 76
  • Jul 25 Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), dies at 85
  • Jul 25 Vincente Minnelli, American director (Gigi, Goodbye Charlie), dies in LA at 76
  • Jul 26 Averell Harriman, statesman, dies in Yorktown Heights, NY at 94
  • Jul 27 Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72
  • Jul 28 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
  • Jul 28 Syd Curnow, South African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
  • Jul 29 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "Its not Unusual"), dies of cancer at 51
  • Jul 31 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73
  • Jul 31 Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (b. 1900)